Are there any good U.S. theme parks that aren't owned by Disney, Universal, or Cedar Fair?

I ask because Elitch Gardens is boring, yet it seems to be regarded as A Local Institution

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  • THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS
    A lot of them are small, locally-scoped places like Camden Park in Huntington, WV, but there are bigger ones (Hersheypark in Hershey, PA comes to mind).
  • Oh well. What happens, happens.
    Busch Gardens Williamsburg was pretty fun from my memory.
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil
    Oh yeah I forgot about SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

    What's Camden Park like? I wonder if @Odradek likes Hersheypark
  • Millennials Are Killing Fascism
    The only two theme parks I've been to are Kings Island, which I visited both under Viacom and under Cedar Fair, and Geauga Lake, which I visited back when it was Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. Cedar Fair bought the latter the following year and as far as I know it's been abandoned since 2007.
  • The pineapple symbolizes evil
    I think Meijer is trying to buy the land from Cedar Fair
  • Is Dollywood owned by Cedar Fair?
  • Millennials Are Killing Fascism
    I admit there's something sad about seeing an amusement park that operated for 120 years being torn down to make way for a big-box store.
  • THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS
    Anonus said:

    Oh yeah I forgot about SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment


    What's Camden Park like? I wonder if @Odradek likes Hersheypark
    I haven't been there in years, but I remember it being fun when I was little. It's small, so it might be a bit underwhelming for people used to bigger parks.
  • she sounds like smoke and honey. we cannot move. it's too beautiful
    Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk ;P
  • Whate'er is born of mortal birth/Must be consumèd with the earth,
    To rise from generation free:/Then what have I to do with thee?
    Hershey is fine, but Kennywood is better
  • like an apple in the desert
    is it true that you can pay for parking at kennywood and it's $5 for the whole day
  • Whate'er is born of mortal birth/Must be consumèd with the earth,
    To rise from generation free:/Then what have I to do with thee?
    I do not know, because it has been a while
  • I remember going to Kennywood a few years ago but forgot that it was in Pennsylvania. I had just figured it was in Colorado because those are the two states I visit most often and stuff gets mixed up sometimes.

    It was indeed like five dollars. The place was terrifying and I was certain I was about to die like at least eight times. I really wanna go back.
  • like an apple in the desert
    Hexartes said:

    I remember going to Kennywood a few years ago but forgot that it was in Pennsylvania. I had just figured it was in Colorado because those are the two states I visit most often and stuff gets mixed up sometimes.

    It was indeed like five dollars. The place was terrifying and I was certain I was about to die like at least eight times. I really wanna go back.

    can you make this a yelp review of them please? Five stars obviously.
  • Whate'er is born of mortal birth/Must be consumèd with the earth,
    To rise from generation free:/Then what have I to do with thee?
    Hexartes said:

    I remember going to Kennywood a few years ago but forgot that it was in Pennsylvania. I had just figured it was in Colorado because those are the two states I visit most often and stuff gets mixed up sometimes.

    It was indeed like five dollars. The place was terrifying and I was certain I was about to die like at least eight times. I really wanna go back.

    I want to go back, because they changed the Noah's Ark ride so that you have to go through the mouth of a giant whale to get in
  • Millennials Are Killing Fascism
    Odradek said:

    Hexartes said:

    I remember going to Kennywood a few years ago but forgot that it was in Pennsylvania. I had just figured it was in Colorado because those are the two states I visit most often and stuff gets mixed up sometimes.

    It was indeed like five dollars. The place was terrifying and I was certain I was about to die like at least eight times. I really wanna go back.

    I want to go back, because they changed the Noah's Ark ride so that you have to go through the mouth of a giant whale to get in
    Doesn't that make it more of a Jonah ride?
  • you've completely ruined an ambiguously canon timeline for no reason
    I haven't been to Kennywood in probably about 15 years or longer

    I guess it still exists
  • Whate'er is born of mortal birth/Must be consumèd with the earth,
    To rise from generation free:/Then what have I to do with thee?
    It does

    Did u kno that Old Kennywood is built to resemble the long-gone Pittsburgh Luna Park?
  • you've completely ruined an ambiguously canon timeline for no reason
    I did not kno
  • There's always Enchanted Forest around here, but it's definitely on the low end of things.
  • edited 2017-04-19 21:16:12
    Sittin' in my box, at the edge of town, rockin' away.
    > who owns Kings Island?
    > Cedar Fair

    > okay, who owns Six Flags
    > Six Flags
    > oh okay

    Six Flags
  • Jane said:

    Hexartes said:

    I remember going to Kennywood a few years ago but forgot that it was in Pennsylvania. I had just figured it was in Colorado because those are the two states I visit most often and stuff gets mixed up sometimes.

    It was indeed like five dollars. The place was terrifying and I was certain I was about to die like at least eight times. I really wanna go back.

    can you make this a yelp review of them please? Five stars obviously.
    I will have to get my computer fixed first because my phone doesn't hae enough room for anything right now but yes this is hilarious
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